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in this race and our thoughts are with all of them today. the department of defense is prepared to respond quickly to any response for additional support from domestic law enforcement agencies. i will continue to consult closely with d.o.d. senior leaders on how we can best support the government's response and investigation. and chairman dempsey may have additional comments regarding this event as well. mr. chairman, i will now turn to my opening statement for this hearing. this year's 2014 budget request for the department of defense is -- as congressman lowey noted, a budget that was put together over many months. an enterprise as large as the department of defense, $600 billion is not collaborated with or on or numbers or budgets instructed in a manner of two or three months. and as we proceed in this hearing this morning, mr. chairman, we will get into some of the specifics of the budget and why some of the decisions were made on the basis of what the numbers will reveal and our responsibilities. allow me to express my appreciation to this subcommittee for its continued support of our
of defense is currently spending $10 billion more conducting the war effort in afghanistan this year than was estimated would be necessary. from what we understand, in order to make up for this estimation the department of defense will have to pull from other funds from its base budget, which is difficult because of sequestration and the other long-term spending limits imposed by the budget control act of 2011. the problems with trying to budget and plan for a war a year in advance and how unforeseen costs can arise. at the same time a $10 billion is copulation is a little alarming. -- miss calculation is a little bit alarming. general, can you explain to us how that underestimation occurred? that we insidere u.s. forces in afghanistan under estimated $10 billion for our requirements for this year. i can assure you we have gone back and look at every dollar we have spent to make sure we have spent to good effect. we have significantly reduced the money we are spending in afghanistan. i will go back and take a look at where the projection came from and why we are in the position we are in
back. he replaced his defense minister . more importantly, he chade changed the rules of engagement. previously the rules of engagement on those islands, the disputed islands, the disputed area, was that for every round of incoming north koreaian al artillery, south korea was able to respond with one caliber lower. so he was out in calibrating, was that a 52 or 54 category? implet ng yong bok did away with that. he also said he ordered south koreaian fighter bombers to spond respond but was told by his military personnel he was not allowed to do that. instead, he would need permission from the united states. if you tuck to u.s. officials, they will say that is not the case. but at least that was the perception. and i talked to south korean intelligence and they said that was there perception that they were not allowed to use those weapons without u.s. permission. that has also been removed. the u.s. visited in 2010 and made a public statement, it is their planes. they can do with it as they see fit. and then privately there has been a change in perception. so even under his rule,
suggested the united states would reduce our missile defense system in asia for exchange -- in exchange for chinese help with north korea. it seems to me even though we are being threatened by nuclear attack by the north korean government, first of all is that an accurate statement? if so, explain that if you would. >> no. not an accurate statement. i think it was corrected while i was over there. there was reporting to that effect. what i -- there was no offer, no deal, no contemplation of it. what i did say publicly and i'll say it again, is that the president took specific deployment steps of missile defense in direct response to north korea. and it stands to reason that if the north korean threat disappears, there would be a logical question of whether or not that same level of deployment is necessary. all i stated was a sort of fact based on the rationale of the deployment itself. >> do you think that the united states should give aid to north korea of some type to temper their saber rattling, which they seem to do, about this time every year? >> no. >> all right. thank you for tho
general, the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense shall jointly establish and periodically review policies and procedures governing the receipt, retention, use and disclosure of nonpublicly available cyberthreat information shared with the federal government in accordance with section 1104b of the national security act of 1947 as added by section 3a of this act. such policies and procedures shall, consistent with the need to protect systems and networks from cyberthreats and mitigate cyberthreats in a timely manner, one, minimize the impact on privacy and civil liberties, two, reasonably limit the receipt, retention, use and disclosure of cyberthreat information associated with specific persons that is not necessary to protect systems or networks from cyberthreats or mitigate cyberthreats in a timely manner. three, include requirements to safeguard nonpublicly available cyberthreat information that may be used to identify specific persons from unauthorized access or acquisition. four, protect the confidentiality of cyberthreat information associated with sp
.i.t. technologies cut across every sector of our economy and our national defense infrastructure. our relatively modest 20-year investment in nitr-d programs has contributed immeasurably to our economic and national security by enabling innovation and job creation in the n.i.t. and providing american students with the skills to fill these jobs. let's re-authorize this program today and ensure that it remains strong. i want to thank my friend, mrs. lummis, for reintroducing a bipartisan bill once again in this congress and i also would like to thank my staff and in sokolo for their hard work on this bill and i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 967 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: i yield five minutes to mrs. lummis the sponsor of this legislation and who chairs the subcommittee of the science, space and technology committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from wyoming is recognized for five minutes. mrs. lummis: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to start by thanking chairman smith and
defense ministers have already begun consideration of the size and mission for a post-2014 force in afghanistan. one factor that will influence that decision is the size and capacity of the afghan security forces. in this regard, the recent decision by nato defense ministers to support maintaining the afghan security forces at the current 352,000 through 2018, rather than reducing the support to a level of 230,000, as previously planned, is the right thing to do. it sends an important signal of our continued commitment to a safe and secure afghanistan and make it feasible for us to have a smaller u.s. and coalition presence after 2014. the greatest challenge to afghanistan's security is not the taliban, but the pakistan- based sanctuaries for militant extremists, launching cross border attacks into afghanistan. pakistan has said it supports a stable and secure afghanistan. but its actions belie its words. the u.s.-pakistan relationship will not be normalized so long as those extremists safe havens exist on pakistani territory. another large challenge to a stable afghanistan is th
. i borrowed into this program as a way to write about the overall challenges of the defense budget. its program is singular in cost overruns, its delays, and the way it is structured. effective defense of attribute may not be its radars and missiles and technology and ability to fight at super sized cities. it may be the way it has been designed to ease a budget cutters. more on sunday at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q & a." >> in their documentary, "what's the catch?," rebecca levy and shelby stevens talk about seafood. iny are second prize winn this year's c-span studentcam competition. >> throughout the past few decades, the amount of damage to our water has increased exponentially. come to the salt water and oceans. it has become even more prominent than ever before. the fish that were healthy are not going extinct. each year, the u.s. consumes close to 5 billion tons of seafood. it is the third rank country for consuming fish. thecase of gone by since overuse of our country's natural resources. how can we sustain heating as many fish as we do without sustaining natural fish populati
, requires the inspectors general of the intelligence community, departments of justice and defense, as well as the privacy and civil liberties board to submit a report to congress every year regarding the use of the information shared with the federal government. this amendment asks the inspector general of the department of homeland security to list enspectors general required to submit the report. it also adds the house and senate committee on homeland security to the list of committees that will receive the report. currently only the house and senate intelligence committee will receive the report. having the department of homeland security as a department included in this reporting requirement adds one more layer to this accountability. allow me to talk about the overall bill and why it has my support. i believe we need a 21st century solution for this 21st century problem. i have heard from businesses and constituents in arizona with firsthand knowledge of this issue. it's affecting both large corporations and small businesses alike. our national security, our financial security, are un
of defense. we built a strengthened homeland security enterprise and a more secure america, better to face the challenges we face. the president'sle budget allows us to build on the progress by preserving core front line operations priorities. at the same time, given the current fiscal environment, this is the third straight year that our budget requests reflects a deduction from the previous year. our request is $800 million below the f.y. 2013 enacted budget. our mission has nod changed and we continue to face evolving threats. we've become more strategic how we use these resources. this is coupled with a unprecedented with a fiscal discipline that has led to $4 billion in cost reductions over the past four years in a process we call efficiency review. before i get to the nuts and bolts of the budget i want to talk about sequestration. >> excuse me. can i ask you to pause a little bit longer. if you could pause for a moment dub. we want to get this quarum ieve we have a .nd if i can find -- here we go i would like to take this opportunity to conduct a brief business meeting -- to consi
at a cost of $12 billion. the official position of taiwan's ministry of national defense remains committed to procuring those submarines from the u.s. however, as the u.s. stopped making these diesel submarines many years ago, the sale has been stalled. i know we worked with france and some of our allies on this. could you advise what the current status of this submarines being acquired by taiwan is? and finally, you don't necessarily have to comment on this. if you'd like to you can, but former -- but the former president languishes today in a jail cell in taiwan. to me it smacks of the criminalization of politics. . stoot extent this administration communicates with the president i urge you to urge president mah to do the humanitarian thing, president chen's health is failing. i now yield to you, thank you. >> thank you, congressman. i appreciate it. i'll take that and just follow up on it. let me see what we can do about that. on burma, you are absolutely correct. there will be bumps in the road. i hope not big ones. obviously things are happening today that were unimaginable a few year
in this whole region has been through the department of defense, the military, defense contractors, shipbuilding, hundreds of years of history here building ships. we're the only place in the world that builds nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines and those kinds of vessels. the full range of maritime business. the report. hampton roads is probably the largest physical port. -- on the east coast of the u.s. the challenge is running a city like virginia beach are probably not a lot different than most every city in the country right now. that's all all changing relationships of federalism, the relationship between the state and federal government changing dramaticallymaking it much more difficult to finance the operation of cities to keep up with the needs in terms of part, and just the ongoing eds of the community for cultural, recreational, those kinds of activities. resources are getting harder and harder to find. and the competition for those resources is sharper than ever and it's a real balancing act to try to sort through that and come up with a program that will take us out through the
the overall challenges of trimming the defense budget. this program is in sularecause , delays, and the weight has been structured. -- weight has been structured. it's most defensive effective attribute may not be all of its radars and since ours -- sensors and missiles. it may well be the way it's been designed to evade budget cutters in washington. sunday at 8:00 on c-span q&a. >> earlier today postmaster general donahoe spoke at the national press club, speaking about postal reform ahe saturday delivery. here's what he had to say. >> congress faces a simple choice. give the organization the flexibility to operate more effectively. in case you're wondering what that cost might be, the cost of ,ropping up our broken model including resolving all the debts and the false we currently can't afford to pay, might be in the neighborhood of $58 billion trade that's just through 2017. it would be completely unnecessary. it may shock you to learn that the postal service could be profitable today, and in the long-term future. we just need to operate differently. i'm optimistic. i'm optimistic that cong
challenges of terming the defense budget. this program is in someway singular in terms of its costs and delays in the way it has been structured. as i write in the piece, it's most effective defense attribute may not be all of its radars and sensors and missiles and stealth technology and ability to have -- it might be the design to evade budget covers from washington. washington post senior correspondent sunday at 8 p.m. on c-span's "q&a." >> secretary of state john kerry and mexican foreign secretary spoke to reporters following the meeting in washington. they expressed condolences for the people of boston. the two leaders met to discuss u.s.-mexico relations, immigration reform, and president obama's trip to mexico next month. >> good morning, everybody. before we begin, i want to just say that as a father and grandfather, my thoughts are of course in my hometown right now, boston, where events are still unfolding and the entire city is on lockdown. we are continuing to learn every moment about the attack on monday and the pursuit of justice following it. it is fair to say that t
to be said about what this bill does, but our point is that we believe in law enforcement as the best defense is a strong offense. there are so many provisions in this bill that would encourage or discourage illegal immigration, it would create the first choice in those who want to come to this country to work, to benefit their own lives and benefit this great country. that is to choose a pathway that is correct and legal. all those other provisions in this law are those that help with regard to a stronger border. >> thank you very much. the fmemayoof denver, colorado, currently serves as president and ceo of the hispanic chamber of commerce of metro denver. good to have you here, mr. mayor. >> thank you, mr. chairman, members of the committee. to there to lend support border security economic maturity. -- economic we send our present supports to our neighbors in texas and massachusetts and in solidarity with and with american that you try to make a better bet for your kitty. and the president and ceo of the hispanic chamber of commerce metro denver, an organization of over 2000 business memb
that we have provided by the department of defense. if that changes, we will have to look and see if we can accommodate that change, and if not, then we will have to say we have a requirement for resources. >> thank you very much, and i look forward to sitting down with you to look at the matrix that brought about such a change in three months, and let me just say, mr. secretary, i was not addressing the increased number of claims coming in the door, i was addressing the number of claims that are actually processed and determined, and that does not seem to be getting better. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i will try to ask two questions in too short a period of time. it's homelessness on the one hand, suicides on the other. how do you pick the tragedy, the worst tragedy? up to 22 suicides a day. you are making an enormous role in mental health, the experts and the support staff. it will take time to get that into the system and trained, too. how do you look at the general population, starting with ptsd, and as it gets into the mental health and terrifies themselves and raises
finance committee. the senate armed services committee will do an overview of defense authorization. chuck hagel will be at that as well as general martin dempsey, at that hearing. the house oversight and government reform committee is having a hearing on postal service insolvency. to find out when and where all of that will be airing, go to our website, c-span.org, for more details. chuck in massachusetts, a democrat. thought.ust a when you consider how 9/11 and brought the american public together, the last thing al qaeda would want to do would be to recreate that feeling of united ness. they like us divided. was shown as ait relatively easy, but they did in boston yesterday. like hawk-eye wanted to do something like that, they could do it relatively easily. i don't think they want to do it, because it would backfire on them. that's my thought. host: all right. that's the point of the show, to get everybody stopped and a variety of opinions this morning. one more story to give you before we go on to talk to two members of congress. poisonlope containing mailed to the senate this office,
to fund the construction of the national bio anding a row defense facilities in kansas. we've talked about. this i'm sure we'll talk about it more today the and i understand the importance of studying animal diseases, but i hope we can avoid providing full funding, $700 million some, full funding, to 2014 alone, for a multi-year construction probably. y building a building in lodge cal segments, taking away resources from other facilities like i.c.e. and the coast guard and fema, maybe even management moneys that we need from the department. and finally, i'm concerned by proposed cuts and the support that the homeland security provides to state and local governments and first responders through homeland security grants, exercises in training and as we saw clearly this week in state and local officials are the ones who will inevitably be on the front line responding to terrorist attacks. my friend always reminds us we need to be risk-based and we need to keep that in mind particularly as we consider these grants to our state and local colleagues. while acknowledging that our approach must b
of trimming the defense program. this program is singular in terms of its costs and the way as i write in d, the piece, the attribute may not bawl of the missiles and stealth technology and the ability to fight supersonic speed. it may be the way it is designed to avoid budget cutters in washington. on re on sunday at 8:00 c-span's "q&a." >> at a senate hearing to discuss the immigration bill this week. homeland security janet napolitano was scheduled to testify but was unable to do due to the ongoing investigation there. a member of the u.s. commission on civil rights as well as former c.b.o. director testified and discussed concerns and the benefits in the legislation. his is an hour and 40 minutes. >> the committee can come to order please. . apologize for the delay as you know there is a great .elay going on in massachusetts i hope everybody can well understand why the secretary napolitano will not be here. testimony. dule her -- hopefully senator feinstein won't mind me mentioning but she was saying and i agree on how proud we are on how law enforcement responded. i am distressed to h
on the future of the republican party. noonis beginning live at eastern on c-span2. >> defense secretary chuck hagel testified before the senate armed services committee wednesday. secretary hagel said there is a $22 billion shortfall this year. general dempsey said the department is not sure how this will impact military readiness. this is three hoursnd 45 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. today, the committee gives a warm welcome to general chuck dempsey,neral accompanied by the department comptroller undersecretary bob hale, for being on the department of defense fiscal year 2014. we welcomet secretary hagel on his first appearance as secretary of defense before the committee. we thank all of our witnesses for their service to our nation and to the soldiers, sailors, and marines at home and in harm's way, we can never say that enough. your st today is a key component of the committee's review of the two dozen 14 budget request for the department of defense. this year's request includes $526.60 billion for the base and $88.50 billion for overseas contingency operations , although, as your
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